The moment the calendar hits Thanksgiving, Christmas carols are upon us like a horde of flatscreen-starved Black Friday doorbusters and to be honest, we wouldn't fault someone for starting the cheer a little early this year. Grab that eggnog and join us, won't you? Louis , shuffled the lyrics around, and emerged with a fedora-full of holiday gold or should we say platinum? Buy Now. They don't call him The Boss for nothing, and when The Boss tells you to be "good for goodness sake," you sit down, shut up, and listen. It just wouldn't be a roundup of Christmas songs without this iconic Mariah Carey rendition. Go ahead and sing along, but leave the high notes to the diva herself. While most year-olds were busy opening Easy-Bake Ovens and G.
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The holiday season brings many enduring traditions, but one that's pretty much impossible to ignore is the depending on how you look at it onslaught or blessing of constant Christmas and snow tunes! And these days, while there are plenty of folks who'll be firing up the record player or smartphone to share their personal collections, one of the most popular ways to listen to holiday tunes is on Spotify, which helpfully shared its top 25 most-streamed holiday songs of all time with TODAY. Still, while artists regularly release new holiday fare each year , much of the top 25 is full of classic hits, including some whose versions date back to the midth century. Says Cook, "A successful holiday song is one that evokes some sort of atmosphere, whether it's comfort, coziness, the thrill of being reunited with family and friends, or longing to see someone you love. So cozy on up to the one you love and get ready for these songs to fill both home and heart with the joy of the season! Co-written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and recorded by Carey in , the song has charted every holiday season since its original release. The celebrity-packed video above was released last year in time for the song's 25th anniversary. The song was written by George Michael and performed by Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in , and the band donated all royalties to help alleviate the Ethiopian famine in Africa. Cook knows that while it's "not the cheeriest of songs," they've counted around covers of the classic since, well, last Christmas, and there are around 1, interpretations of the track on the service.
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The following is a list of popular Christmas songs recorded by various artists, many of which have hit on various charts, mostly in the United States some only released in the artist's home country. The year indicates the original year of release for that artist's recorded version of the single or track, which may not necessarily be the first year the artist's version appeared on one or more popular music charts by various music trade publications. Many tracks were re-released as singles in subsequent years.
If there is one thing that is constant in this world, it is that the day after Halloween marks a multi-month-long non-negotiable stream of holiday music in just about every public place that has speakers. Here are the best Christmas songs of all time. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify. Is it bold for a track title to self-proclaim as the Christmas song? Also yes. But, this iconic tune deserves all of the liberties it takes and more. This is the original and perhaps the only holiday diss track. Essentially one long series of back-handed compliments sung in a hilarious baritone, this song is sure to make even Mr. Grinch himself crack a smile. In , the modern art-rock star and the old-school silky-voiced crooner joined forces in one of the most unexpectedly successful duets of all time.